Unfortunately TraderTest is not allowed to forward your resume to all firms anymore as I work for Optiver. However if you would like to become my colleague, I would welcome you to apply. Optiver always has a spot for brilliant minds.What else do trading firms expect from me?
This differs hugely from firm to firm but generally you're expected to have a (nearly finished) master's degree with good grades. A very good math tests can offset this demand as well just as bad math tests can be negated with Ph.D.'s or IT skills. Some companies hire non-masters for additional trading-support functions, backoffice or IT and sometimes you can grow from there to trading functions. So don't let any single weak point prevent you from sending in a resume, just make clear what you can bring to the table and we'll talk with firms who have signaled an interest in skills beyond only +-/*.What do I send?
- CV/resume in a "standard business format" (pdf, doc, txt; anything not too exotic will do too).
- Skip the cover letter.
- Scores attained on this site with the used settings or quickselect name.
- Be sure to include contact details so trading firms can contact you.
- Let me know if you have any preferences for location. Most trading firms will fly you to wherever they are but you might not fancy that.
- Don't forget to mention any other skills you have (especially anything IT related is wanted).